Ghost hunting : means literally what is says i.e. hunting for
ghosts. Various research groups have been set up to investigate the
phenomenon of ghosts; some do it as a hobby and some take the subject much
more seriously. Ghosts are known to frequent certain places more
often than others, graveyards seem to be an obvious common starting
point. For more information see also ghosts
When embarking on a ghost hunt there are a number of points to remember:
* Ensure that you have obtained any necessary permission before
visiting the chosen investigation site.
* Ensure that you have all of your required equipment and extra
* If working as a team ensure that everyone is aware of their role
and the equipment they are expected to operate.
* Designate one individual from the team to be the spokesperson,
should there be any encounters with police etc.
* It may, at this stage be appropriate to ask either collectively or
as individuals for a blessing or
protection for the duration of the hunt. At the very least it won't
hurt and may even prove useful.
* Ensure familiarisation with the surroundings that are being
investigated. In order to do this walk around the area for at least 20
* Log in the start time and weather conditions and any other
relevant information and begin to set up any stationary equipment like
cameras on tripods or motion detectors. Make note of any areas that
may produce false readings or false positive pictures.
* At this point all film should be opened and all tapes and digital
media loaded into the video equipment and camera. Any control
objects should be placed carefully in position and if powder is to be used
sprinkle it around once everything is set up.
* Note anything unusual that happens with any of the equipment
readings, especially temperature readings, visual sightings and strange
sounds. It is also important to make notes at this stage, of any
emotions or feelings that occur that may be odd or not unusual.
* Ensure that all members of
the group have a change and try all parts of the area under investigation.
Ensure that all of the ground is covered. This is so that each
person stays both fresh and attentive. Rotate members a number of
times throughout the investigation.
* Be vigilant and write down
everything that occurs. At the end of the session it is useful to ensure
that everyone meets in the same spot. Depending upon members of the group
and how they feel, it may be appropriate to ask any spirits to remain put
in the name of God and a few prayers said.